The Edward Van Halen (EVH) Prototype PRS; 1 of 2

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  1. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    Yes, I think we all know that Paul likes mids, but I’ve owned 2 guitars with basswood bodies (both of mine have maple tops) and played 3-4 more (friends Ibanez Jems) and the basswood bodies sound great! If PRS made the C24 Floyd model with basswood instead of hog, I’d have bought one 3 guitars ago :)
     
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  2. Stephen J.

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    I do like all of his guitars in theory, but every time I play one, it just doesn’t work for me. I had a Peavey 5150 212 combo for a little while, but it was too much. I really am a low gain person.
     
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    Same here. I want my amp right on the line of clean and that magical, glassy, break-up so my playing keeps it under or pushes it over. That usually required low-gain pickups, moderate pre-amp gain, and roasting the hell out of the power tubes. I love it.
     
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    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    "I said hey, Hans, take a"
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  5. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    I still covet this guitar.
     
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    I've got a EBMM Steve Morse Y2D in that basswood/maple combo. Very nice guitar.

    Guess it poplar / maple. Oops
     
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    I have a Y2D as well. It's a gorgeous guitar with a huge variety of tones along with a fantastic neck. (And it's my only EBMM compared with my many PRS Cores, but it fits right in!)
    Is yours a custom spec with a basswood body? I ask because the standard body wood is actually spec'ed as being poplar with a maple cap.
     
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  8. El Fenix

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    You're right about the poplar. It does have the matching painted headstock though.
     
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    Late as hell reply, but it’s become a meme with my group of friends at Namm on which day we’ll see Batio. Always without fail, he’s the one guitar player we run into walking the floors every year. All jokes aside, he really is such a nice guy and I enjoy chatting with him. Shame we can’t do the same next year, damn beer bug.
     
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